the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture

Emerson e-news: May    

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Give Big Gallatin Valley
May 4-5, 6PM-6PM

It's almost time to GIVE BIG!
Thank you so much to everyone who supported the Emerson previously during Give Big Gallatin Valley. We hope you'll consider us again! This year, we are thrilled to show our support of the arts in our community by partnering with Sweet Pea Festival and SLAM for our Give Big day activities! We hope you can join us at one (or all!) of our Give Big Gallatin Valley festivities!
Here's a few ways you can GIVE BIG!
  • Donate online Thursday, May 4 at 6PM through Friday, May 5 at 6PM. 
  • Stop by our office and drop off your donation.
  • Make your gift at First Interstate Bank downtown from 10AM until 4PM Friday.
  • Visit us at Montana Ale Works Thursday, May 4 from 6PM-10PM and receive a $5 off coupon with your donation!
  • Drop by the Rocking R Bar from 11AM until 3PM and get a buy one get one free drink coupon with your donation!
  • Help us celebrate at the Give Big Gallatin Valley Finale Celebration on Friday from 4:00PM to 6:00PM on Willson between Main and Mendenhall.




Emerson Open House & Birthday Celebration
May 12, 2017

We hope you can join us to help us celebrate our birthday! This is a great time to stop by and see what's new at the Emerson. Also, our tenants have some special things planned in their studios to help us celebrate. Come enjoy live music, refreshments, and the opening receptions for our new exhibits! 

Mobile Mondays
May 15  through September 25, 2017

Join us every Monday (excluding Memorial and Labor Days) for Mobile Mondays at the Emerson! Grab a bite to eat from one of Bozeman's local food trucks, pick out a new outfit from a fashion truck, and enjoy art and additional shopping throughout the building. Trucks will be parked on the north side of the Emerson on Babcock Street.

Emerson's Anniversary Logo Competition

We have a big year coming up! Our historic building is turning 100 and our nonprofit organization is turning 25. To celebrate these milestones, we are searching for a custom logo to compliment our current design for one year. Our purpose and mission is to serve our community through the arts and culture. The support of our community brought us to this milestone so what better way to involve our friends and supporters than through a logo design competition?


Thank you, Bozeman!
This week we were thrilled to learn the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture was awarded Best Event Venue and Best Art Gallery in the BoZone's Best of Bozeman 2017. Thank you Bozeman! We're ecstatic to know you love the Emerson as much as we do! We work to build community through the arts and culture so it is awesome to receive this award from the community!

Featured ExhibitS

By Danielle O'Malley

Jessie Wilber Gallery

Ms. O'Malley's work is a reflection of her interests in the natural world and morphology. She is drawn to horticultural imagery and the alluring qualities of a plant's unusual shapes and mutations.  

Ancient Lifeforms
By Steve Osman

Lobby Gallery

This series represents two of the oldest life forms on earth, lichen and Sandhill Cranes. Both of these species have helped Osman explore and develop his unique artistic style.

Behind The Wool
By Meghan Purcell & Lauren Lipscomb

Weaver Room

Shaped from a collective vision, Behind the Wool emerged as an artistic collaboration and investigation into the challenges Montana sheep farmers face in present times. 

All galleries are free and open to the public. 

These exhibits will be on display May 12 through July 7, 2017.  

An opening reception will be held during the Emerson's Open House and Birthday Celebration on Friday, May 12 from 5:00-8:00PM. Please join us!


Featured Tenant
Bozeman Area Community Foundation  
There are few organizations that have their pulse on our community like the Bozeman Area Community Foundation! BACF's mission is to improve the quality of life for our community by promoting charitable giving, connecting donors with causes they care about, and providing leadership on important community issues. The Foundation strives to serve its community through grant-making, supporting local non-profits, nurturing a culture of giving, and undertaking leadership projects. We are honored that the Bozeman Area Community Foundation has called the Emerson home for the past three years! 


community impact 

Just last year,  
the Emerson housed
community events!
GIve Big Gallatin Valley  
Kick off the Give Big festivities with the Emerson, Sweet Pea Festival, and SLAM at Montana Ale Works!   Read More
Give Big Gallatin Valley

The Give Big celebration will continue at the Rocking R Bar. Support the arts in Bozeman and GIVE BIG!   Read More 
E40 and Friends
A night of live Hip Hop starring "E-40," "Rappin 4 Tay" and many others. All ages are welcome. Read More
Art on the Rocks Series-
Vodka & Van Gogh

Enjoy a fun night out with friends and recreate your favorite Van Gogh painting using acrylic.   Read More 
Spring Life Drawing (Ages 18+)
Draw from live models! Drop ins are welcome and no preregistration is required. Please bring your own own drawing supplies.  Read More
Art on the Rocks Series- Moscow Mules & Marbling (Ages 21+)
In this fun class, you will transfer beautiful marbled designs from liquid form onto fabrics and paper. Read More
CLICK HERE to view our entire events calendar!




Emerson History

The Emerson is a thriving arts and community center located a block from historic downtown Bozeman. The building was originally an elementary school built in 1918, attended by thousands of Bozeman youth before its closure in 1991.

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Support the Emerson

At the Emerson, we are grateful for the generous community support that allows us to serve as a vital arts hub in Bozeman. Over 250,000 people have come to the Emerson each year to attend performances, take classes, and participate in community events.


Volunteer with the Emerson

As a community arts hub, the Emerson relies on the time, energy and enthusiasm donated by community volunteers and interns. You can get involved by becoming a docent, by helping with events, children's classes or in our office.

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